September 10

2 Chronicles 19

1And Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, went back to his house in Jerusalem in peace.

2And Jehu, the son of Hanani the seer, went to King Jehoshaphat and said to him, Is it right for you to go to the help of evil-doers, loving the haters of the Lord? because of this, the wrath of the Lord has come on you.

3But still there is some good in you, for you have put away the wood pillars out of the land, and have given your heart to the worship of God.

4And Jehoshaphat was living in Jerusalem; and he went out again among the people, from Beer-sheba to the hill-country of Ephraim, guiding them back to the Lord, the God of their fathers.

5And he put judges through all the land, in every walled town of Judah,

6And said to the judges, Take care what you do, for you are judging not for man but for the Lord, and he is with you in the decisions you give.

7So now let the fear of the Lord be in you; do your work with care; for in the Lord our God there is no evil, or respect for high position, or taking of payment to do wrong.

8Then in Jerusalem he gave authority to certain of the Levites and the priests and the heads of families of Israel to give decisions for the Lord, and in the causes of those living in Jerusalem.

9And he gave them their orders, saying, You are to do your work in the fear of the Lord, in good faith and with a true heart.

10And if any cause comes before you from your brothers living in their towns, where the death punishment is in question, or where there are questions of law or order, or rules or decisions, make them take care that they are not in the wrong before the Lord, so that wrath may not come on you and on your brothers; do this and you yourselves will not be in the wrong.

11And now, Amariah, the chief priest, is over you in all questions to do with the Lord; and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the head of the family of Judah, in everything to do with the king’s business; and the Levites will be overseers for you. Be strong to do the work; and may the Lord be with the upright.

Psalms 78:38-55

38But he, being full of pity, has forgiveness for sin, and does not put an end to man: frequently turning back his wrath, and not being violently angry.

39So he kept in mind that they were only flesh; a breath which is quickly gone, and will not come again.

40How frequently did they go against him in the waste land, and give him cause for grief in the dry places!

41Again they put God to the test, and gave pain to the Holy One of Israel.

42They did not keep in mind the work of his hand, or the day when he took them from the power of their haters;

43How he had done his signs in Egypt, and his wonders in the field of Zoan;

44So that their rivers were turned to blood, and they were not able to get drink from their streams.

45He sent different sorts of flies among them, poisoning their flesh; and frogs for their destruction.

46He gave the increase of their fields to worms, the fruits of their industry to the locusts.

47He sent ice for the destruction of their vines; their trees were damaged by the bitter cold.

48Ice was rained down on their cattle; thunderstorms sent destruction among the flocks.

49He sent on them the heat of his wrath, his bitter disgust, letting loose evil angels among them.

50He let his wrath have its way; he did not keep back their soul from death, but gave their life to disease.

51He gave to destruction all the first sons of Egypt; the first-fruits of their strength in the tents of Ham;

52But he took his people out like sheep, guiding them in the waste land like a flock.

53He took them on safely so that they had no fear; but their haters were covered by the sea.

54And he was their guide to his holy land, even to the mountain, which his right hand had made his;

55Driving out nations before them, marking out the line of their heritage, and giving the people of Israel their tents for a resting-place.

John 13:21-38

21When Jesus had said this he was troubled in spirit, and gave witness, saying, Truly I say to you, that one of you will be false to me.

22Then the eyes of the disciples were turned on one another, in doubt as to whom he had in mind.

23There was at table one of his disciples, the one dear to Jesus, resting his head on Jesus’ breast.

24Making a sign to him, Simon Peter said, Who is it he is talking about?

25He, then, resting his head on Jesus’ breast, said to him, Lord, who is it?

26This was the answer Jesus gave: It is the one to whom I will give this bit of bread after I have put it in the vessel. Then he took the bit of bread, put it into the vessel, and gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot.

27And when Judas took the bread Satan went into him. Then Jesus said to him, Do quickly what you have to do.

28Now it was not clear to anyone at table why he said this to him.

29Some were of the opinion that because Judas kept the money-bag Jesus said to him, Get the things we have need of for the feast; or, that he was to give something to the poor.

30So Judas, having taken the bit of bread, straight away went out: and it was night.

31Then when he had gone out, Jesus said, Now is glory given to the Son of man, and God is given glory in him.

32If God is given glory in him, God will give him glory in himself, and will give him glory even now.

33My dear children, I am only to be with you a little longer. Then you will be looking for me: and as I said to the Jews, so now I say to you, Where I am going you may not come.

34I give you a new law: Have love one for another; even as I have had love for you, so are you to have love one for another.

35By this it will be clear to all men that you are my disciples, if you have love one for another.

36Simon Peter said to him, Lord, where are you going? Jesus said in answer, Where I am going you may not come with me now, but you will come later.

37Peter said to him, Why may I not come with you even now? I will give up my life for you.

38Jesus said in answer, Will you give up your life for me? Truly I say to you, Before the cry of the cock you will have said three times that you are not my disciple.


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